Lincoln, UK metal band Martyr Defiled has announced that they are calling it a day after a decade of being a band. You can check out what the band has posted on their Facebook page regarding this announcement below.
After 10 amazing years, we have decided to call an end to Martyr Defiled. This is a decision that has taken a lot of soul-searching and heartfelt conversations to come to, but as a group of people we’ve come to the conclusion that as we’ve grown up we’re able to dedicate less and less time to the band; much less than it deserves, and infinitely less than you deserve.
When we started writing tunes together in November 2007 at Junktion7 in Nottingham we could never imagined how far our music would travel – playing shows in Australia, America, Europe and even the UK was a dream for us and to make that a reality has been a privilege and we’ll treasure the memories and friends we’ve made for the rest of our lives.
We’ve had our rough times and our high times, but the strength to carry on through it all has always come from you: the fans of Martyr Defiled. We’ll never truly be able to repay the faith you’ve put in us and the time/money you’ve invested in us – from buying t-shirts to donating to our gofundme in what was our darkest hour as a band, we will be eternally grateful to all of you.
We must mention the people that have helped us over the years; so thank you to Gavin Burton, Steph Van Spronsen at Live Nation, Chris Hall, Jamie Graham at Sumerian Records, Daniel Owen of Nemesis Design, Jamie Farrell of TDON Records, Toyan St Hilaire of Artery Management, Maarten Janssen of Loud Noise Booking, Jonathan Almond of Rock n Roll, Daniel DeFonce of Continental Booking, the boys at Boris The Blade, Thomas Cronin, Shaun Hodson, Zak Pinchin, Stu Smith; there are so many more, and they know who they are.
We are in the process of putting together 2 final tours – one in November 2017 to celebrate ten years since our first practise and one in February 2018 to celebrate ten years since our first show. We’ll try to get to as many of our fans and friends as possible; we hope to see you at a show for one last time. We hope to announce those tours in the coming weeks.
Thank you for everything,
Matt, Richard, Arron, Lee and Ryan.